This section provides links to resources that may be useful to those new to teaching at Saint Louis University, including information about Ignatian pedagogy, tips for new faculty's First 100 Days at SLU, a sample Syllabus Statement for Student Support at SLU, using campus-wide learning technologies and more.
The elements of Ignatian pedagogy - context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation - are essential to the Jesuit educational mission and to effective teaching and learning. The Reinert Center offers workshops and one-on-one consultations to facilitate the intentional integration of Ignatian pedagogical principles into online teaching.
First 100 Days
Teaching at a new university is an exciting and hectic time. The Reinert Center has compiled a PDF to help new instructors adjust and get settled at Saint Louis University. This guide for new faculty provides information to help you better understand the University, find your way around, and get off to a successful start in your first semester. If you're looking for information you don't see here, please go to www.slu.edu. Click here to download the First 100 Days Guidebook.
Disability Services Resources for Faculty
The office of Disability Services, which is part of the Student Success Center, has prepared some general resources for faculty on working with students who have disabilities. You can find out more my going to their webpage, Resources for Faculty. You may also wish to talk with someone in the Reinert Center about making course content more accessible. If so, you may schedule a consultation here.
Sample Syllabus Statements for Student Support Services
Many instructors include policies or statements about disability accommodations or academic support services (such as writing services) on their syllabi. SLU faculty are encouraged to use syllabus statements like the following: Syllabus Statement. Permission is granted to use and modify the statements as appropriate.
Campus-Wide Learning Technologies
Faculty and graduate students teaching courses at SLU have many learning technologies at their disposal, but there are several key applications that have been adopted campus-wide. The University's campus-wide learning/course management system is Blackboard Learn 9.x. Here, you will find access to other applications, as well, including Tegrity (the University's lecture capture solution), Course Pack (a learning objects suite, which includes wikis, blogs, and other student-engagement tools), Wimba Classroom (a synchronous online collaboration tool), and Respondus (an exam-creation tool). Technical support for these tools is handled by ITS. However, pedagogical support for these and many other learning technologies is available through the Reinert Center. To learn more about these technologies, click here.
In the Center, our approach to technology is rooted in the firm belief that instructional goals and learning outcomes should drive technology adoption. If you're an instructor, wondering whether to use a particular technology or questioning how technology might help you engage your students better and better achieve your instructional goals, the Reinert Center's instructional designers can help. To discuss ways you might meaningfully integrate technology into your classes, contact us.